Monday, May 28, 2012
I used other Catholic medals as St. Michael, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, St. Jude, Our Lady of Medjugorje, Divine Mercy, Archangel St. Gabriel and St. Damien of Molokai.
To enhance the beauty of the cross I added stunning heart lampwork beads, very unique in design and colors, pearls and glass beads as well as a beautiful lucite flower on center of bracelet.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Yesterday again, I was in my room when again I began hearing singing, one beautiful voice stood out more than the others but I could not understand the words but I felt an instant joy just listening to the singing, then I could hear other voices as a Choir that lasted approx. 5 minutes, I sat there enjoying it and trying to make out the words. I stepped out of my room and no singing only in that particular room because again, I thought it must coming from outside, but no one was around and only was coming from that room because when I went back to the room, I could hear the singing again.
This is one of those unexplained experiences that just brings joy to my life and want to continue experiencing this beautiful singing to uplift my spirit.
Yesterday's experience kept me thinking if it's an angelic Host in constant praising Our Lord since every night I have been praying the St. Michael's Crown and the Archangels to always be around us for protection and take us to Our Lord's presence in praise.
Monday, May 14, 2012
I received this stunning medal from Lydia a special lady from Mexico that was kind enough to send me several medals and a piece of cloth touched to St. Philomena's First Class Relic and the medals for use in my creations.
I just love the image, I still find myself finding comfort just looking at the medal.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Prayer to the Mother of the Lord for all mothers
Mary, on this day when we honor all mothers, we turn to You. We thank the Lord whom You serve for the great gift of motherhood. Never has it been known that anyone who sought your intercession was left unaided by grace. Dear Mother, thank you for Your “Yes” to the invitation of the angel which brought heaven to earth and changed human history. You opened Yourself to God’s word and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
Dear mother, intercede for all of our mothers. Ask Your Divine Son to give them the grace of surrendered love so that they could join with You in giving their own “Fiat.” May they find daily strength to say yes to the call to the sacrificial love- the very heart of the vocation of motherhood. May their love and witness be a source of great inspiration for all of us called to follow Your Son.
On this Mothers day, Mother of the Word Incarnate, pray for us who have recourse to You…
In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Posted by L Alvarez at 9:54 AM
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Dear Lady of Fatima,
We come on bended knee,
To beg Your intercession,
For peace and unity.
Dear Mary, won't You show us,
The right and shining way,
We pledge our love and offer You,
A Rosary each day.
You promised at Fatima,
Each time that You appeared,
To help us if we pray to You,
To banish war and fear.
Dear Lady, on First Saturdays,
We ask Your guiding hand,
For grace and guidance here on earth,
And protection for our land.
I wanted this cameo to be the main emphasis, therefore, I didn't add any other colors except pink and white to make the cameo stand out even more.
I also added a medal of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal from Germany, a St. Philomena medal and an Immaculate Heart of Mary and Sacred Heart of Jesus medal from Mexico, St. Therese, St. Anthony, St. Lazarus, St. Dominic with Queen of Most Holy Rosary, St Cecilia, Our Lady of Providence and St. Dymphna.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Our Lady of Lourdes: France, 1858
Our Lady appeared to 14 year old Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France, 18 times from February through July, 1858. During the apparitions she told Bernadette to dig a hole which later in the day produced a stream of water, bringing about thousands of spiritual and physical cures even to this day. Mary pleaded for "Penitence! Penitence! Penitence!" and urged us to "Pray to God for sinners". She called herself the "Immaculate Conception"
This bracelet came as inspiration after having a dream days before that I found myself in a cave, which is not the first time I have dreams of caves and Our Blessed Mother is there. In one instance She was surrounded by Rosaries and other time surrounded by clear crystals and this time the She was surrounded by what appeared to be moonstone the stones had a beautiful cloudy finish but shiny. She was standing with Her hands folded in prayer and when She opened them, gold was emanating from Her chest, it looked like real liquid gold on Her, She was just so beautiful and when I tried to look at Her, I could not help to bow down in reverence and also Her presence is so Glorious that are times I feel so humbled that She would come to me in my dreams. I felt so much love and tenderness and Her smile was so inviting that I wish I could have spent more time in Her presence.
This is an antique style cuff bracelet using a stunning cameo of Our Lady of Lourdes surrounded by Czech. rhinestones and set on vintage lace and adorned with vintage and new embellishments including rhinestones.
Medals used are brass and copper of St. Benedict, Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Miraculous Medal